Saturday, December 18, 1999
New Level & Reviews @ TACC - Ryan
The Admiral's Command Chamber has posted two new JK and MotS reviews for "Operation Fortra" and "Vader vs. Obi-Wan SE." Also, a new level entitled "Home: Pirates Attack" has been added to the archive. (This level was released earlier, but was submitted for posting in the Command Chamber's archive on behalf of the author.) In addition, two new members have been added to the dedicated staff, so feel free to check out the site for all the news. Even more reviews are in the works, so be sure to visit frequently to get your daily dose of single player goodness!
New JK Multiplayer Level: Sanctium - Slug
File: Sanctium
Author: LowD & Huck
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: A small level great for low lag games. Has two versions, guns and no guns. Does not require you to have force. Created for dramatic clan meetings and has a saber platform.
New JK Multiplayer Level: Imperial Armory - Slug
File: Imperial Armory
Author: GA Farrant
Screenshots: No Screenshots
Description: A simple level, also my first to be worth playing. It's set in an Imperial Armory, with a lot of guns hanging around, since I love playing with fire. You fight in the armory itself, in the basement, and on the roof. I was going to try my hand with this for the level competition but I now know I would have been squashed, since this is my first try at a complete level. Also, it gets a little cramped for 640x480+ resolution, before you delete it try lowering yourself to my level (320x480) and you'll see how i tested it.
New MotS Multiplayer Level: SlaughterSlide - Slug
File: SlaughterSlide
Author: jlaw
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This is a fairly large multiplay level, though in area rather condensed, set in a abandoned freighter. There are a couple main rooms through which a water cooling system passes. There are several traps which make this level a strategic deathmatch level. Faster than CV, earlier beta, but may still be lacking in the furiousity we all want.
New JK MOD: Neo - Slug
File: Neo
Author: Vindicare
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This Patch will replace Kyle with Neo from the film The Matrix. Neo can flip, kick and has one bad attitude!
Tosche Station Passes 7000 - Takimoto
Tosche Station recently passed 7000 hits. In fact, I was the 7000th visitor and took a screenshot. They also have a few new reviews up. Go check them out.
A Word On The LOTW - Slug
Wow.. That's the word on the LOTW.. I've been looking forward to this level for awhile, watching the showcase forum for more pics. I've gotta say, the wait was worth it, and then some.. Home_Sliced has done an absolutely amazing job, the architecture is beautiful, and the entire level reeks of balance and flow.. He's quite right in calling it straight death match action.. It's definitely earned a permanent space on my HD, and I imagine it'll earn one on yours' as well..
New JK Multiplayer Level: Starbase Training - Slug
File: Starbase Training
Author: Home_Sliced
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: A medium to large multiplayer level for some straight death match action. Two arena areas are mixed in with various other rooms and passages for your fragging pleasure. The gravity is slightly lower than normal and all the weapons in play so have fun!
The Last 3 - Slug
Well, the last 3 logo entries came in last night, and the doors are officially closed.. We ended up with a whopping 36 entries, thanks to everyone for the submissions, they're all top-notch, and we couldn't have asked for a better turnout..
Millennium Poll - Slug
Our hosted site, Millennium, have put up a new poll this week. The subject of debate is which part of Millennium is the most helpful. Head on over and give it a click.
Friday, December 17, 1999
Spots in Your Face? - Brian
Watto's Junkyard, our general Star Wars network site, has posted a bit of fan artwork this morning. One of them I find very amusing, so check it (you can find more fan artwork at Watto's, including a new "faked" Episode III poster).
Cleaner Droid
Submitted by: Napo
Zymotico's Realm Updated - Brian
Zymotico's Realm has been updated with a new 3do (Anakin's Pod!), and an update on other projects in the works. They've also posted a killer Massassi logo. It's a great piece of artwork, if only it matched our color scheme!
New Reviews @ Tosche Station - Brian
Tosche Station has posted some new reviews since last time we announced them. This time they take a look at The Sewers of Alderaan, PMM and PKL Oasis, and Four Pillars.
Thursday, December 16, 1999
Austin316's Logo - blujay
Austin316 sent in his logo.
More Logos - blujay
We have more logos, this time from Shred18 and Decoy. Be sure to check out Decoy's excellent "Yoda Claus."
Screenshot of the Day - Brian
Well, I've been doing the SOTD since it opened, but blujay will be taking over at least through the holidays. Remember, if you've got a rad screen, post it over on the showcase forum. If you have no web space to use for this, just email the image to blujay:
JK Depot Poll - Brian
The JK Depot has just set up their latest feature, a weekly poll. Their first question is in regards to their recently posted guide and level preview, so go vote if it suits you.
Favorite Star Wars Movie? - Brian
The newly revived Watto's Junkyard is running a poll asking what your favorite Star Wars movie is. So far it's neck and neck with all four, so go throw your opinion into the mix.
Feelin' The Love - Slug
And it's feelin' good! We've had a *huge* reaction to our logo contest - Opening my inbox is now frightening, as more and more logos pour out onto my lap.. The latest batch include logos from Omega, qmracer, Lt_Greywolf, SGC_Morpheus, and Vicious Chicken.. Big thanks to everyone who has submitted a logo..
New JK Multiplayer Level: Ice Arena - Slug
File: Ice Arena
Author: Ortheza
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: A sabers map that contains 4 arenas in one cave with icicles and snow snowing through the open ceiling in this cave. Level for about 2-5 players. One arena is a ice floor, fights get interesting there........
New JK Multiplayer Level: The Mill - Slug
File: The Mill
Author: Elyas Machera
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This is a small level based off of a medieval mill, suspended on a bridge over a river. Good weapons placement and health promises fast, furious action. Very little lag, given a thumbs-up from JKBTG.
Wednesday, December 15, 1999
New JK Multiplayer Level: DotS Space Station - Kedri
File: DotS Space Station
Author: DotS_Baal
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: You have been deployed onto The DotS Space Station, and when you get set up you notice something strange: everyone is gone except for the bartender... Only someone with such an evil scheme could do this... You must find out!
New JK Multiplayer Level: Spartan Arenas 2-3 - Kedri
File: Spartan Arenas 2-3
Author: LordSparty
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: Original levels (not based on any previous JK MP levels). One of them (SA3) however, is based on a level from an N64 console game called Mario Cart. Spartan Arena 2 is a sabers level, that has a small open area with ramps and 3 floors for sabering; on the 3rd floor there is a doorway into a rocky area which is very nice for sabering in. Spartan Arena 3 is a gunning level which isn't too small, but just right for fast deathmatch style gunning rounds, this has proven to be a VERY fun level I must say; I've modified the thermal detonators so the blast is about five times as large, and every bit more powerful. I have also added some new powerups.
Mehab4's New Skins - blujay
Mehab4 sends these words along:
I, Mehab4, have updated my site. New skins include The Guy Who Makes 7up and Sanitary God Mr. Clean. Check it out... but of course this has defeated the whole purpose of it anyway. But I don't care, there's no counter anyway. And I'm OK with that. Really.
They look pretty good, go check 'em out.
More of You Know What - blujay
That's right, more holiday logos, from BeefCaike and Posse.
Holiday Logos in Rotation - blujay
The contest logos have been put in rotation, and I must say they look great. Thanks to all the people entering the contest, and keep sending in those logos!
Rush's Turn at Logo Sending In - blujay
Ok, I know it sounds silly, but I had to come up with something different for a title.  (c;  KOP's own Rush99 sent in his logo to the contest.
Episode II Poster Revealed! - Brian
That's right, folks, all you have to do is Click Here.
New Reviews @ Tosche Station - Brian
Tosche Station has posted a few new reviews. This time they take a look at Blastpoint Ridge, Jedi Dojo, and Pokemon Stadium.
Jedi Legacy - Brian
Looks like Jedi Legacy finally got their DNS and server issues figured out. You can now access their site at:
More on the Contest - Brian
I just wanted to thank everyone who's sent in logo's for our contest. There's some incredible artwork there, and we're not even close to the deadline yet! So, thanks a ton, and please keep submitting them.
Level Preview + Guide - Brian
JK Depot, one of our hosted sites, has just posted a guide to Chaos Keep (tips and general strategy for mastering the level) as well as a KILLER preview of one of Tee's upcoming levels, Dimension X. Honestly, these are some of the most amazing screens I've seen. Here's a taste. Head over to JK Depot to check the rest out.
Etc. - Brian
I know, it's a very early start (it's actually about 9PM on Tuesday and I started the news for Wednesday). This is because my work schedule is getting all messed up, and I won't be able to update till probably Wednesday afternoon, so I just started posting tonight. While you're at it, be sure to check out Shadar Logoth, which just scored an exclusive level for Wheel of Time by a pro level designer. Apparently some of his work is actually featured IN Wheel of Time. More info coming in Screenshot of the Day. Oh, and Indy's Inferno is about to get a new hosted site with the absolute best walkthrough's of Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine. Also all sorts of save games and cheat codes, so keep an eye out. It should be released by this weekend, but hopefully sooner.
Tuesday, December 14, 1999
Jodo Kast's Second Logo - blujay
Jodo Kast sent in another logo.
Yet Another Logo - blujay
Anime_Shinji sent in another logo.
More Holiday Logos - blujay
Two more logos for the contest, from Decoy and DrkJedi82.
Another Logo - Slug
Tee just sent in a great logo for our contest.. We're still debating about whether the character in the logo is death or a jawa, but for the sake of the holiday, let's just assume it's a jawa ;)
New JK Multiplayer Level: The Sewers of Alderaan - Slug
File: The Sewers of Alderaan
Author: Dylan
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: A multiplayer level set in a dark network of pipes.
New JK Multiplayer Level: Canyon Oasis II - Slug
File: Canyon Oasis II
Author: _ChanKa_
Screenshots: No Screenshots
Description: This is a fairly small, multiplayer, level that has somewhat of an arena type setup to it, with the original Canyon Oasis theme. I'd bet that your thinking this is just another Oasis mod with some more ammo or something, but I assure you, it's not. Please take a looksey at it, you'll be pleasantly suprised to see what I've done to the place.
New JK Multiplayer Level: Pokemon Stadium - Slug
File: Pokemon Stadium
Author: SRA_Rufus
Screenshots: No Screenshots
Description: This level has an attacking Electrode in it along with Mewtwo and Squitle skins and 3do's. New Pokemon mats and sounds! Pokemon theme added as background that you can turn on and off!
Monday, December 13, 1999
More Contest Logos - blujay
Added even more logos, this time from Exar Knight, Jodo Kast, Celestial Demon, and Anime_Shinji.
New Contest Logos - blujay
I added three new logos to the contest page, by Light Staff, Death Valley, and Deak.
New JK Single Player Level: Operation: Fortra - Kedri
File: Operation: Fortra
Author: Jensy
Screenshots: No Screenshots
Description: Kyle was woken up by the sound of Jan opening the door to his small quarters. She turned around and Kyle slowly opened his eyes. "Oh Kyle, you look a state! What time did you get to bed this morning?" Kyle tried to sit upright, failed when he saw it was only 7 o'clock and slid back down. "Ohhh. about 4 I think. Still hazy... I think I was out on he surface, at that bar called... oh forget it. I knew I should have slept on The Crow. These quarters are so small even a Selonian water beetle would find it cramped." Jan, Kyle noticed, was a little more glum than usual. "What's up Jan? You've usually rattled off your life story by the this time usually!" He asked. "Oh, nothing. The commander of this station says he has some work for us, and seeing as we are staying here free of charge, I think you better see what the guy wants. Sounds like a mission." Kyle sat up and grumbled something about "chilly asteroid air" as Jan walked out. He got up and out of bed, pulling on his jacket and boots, clipping his Bryar to his belt. "I better go see what this joker wants."
2 New Logos - Slug
I just added 2 great new logos to the contest page by Omega, and our very own Mehab4. Thanks for the logos guys.
New Logo - Brian
I just added a new logo to the contest page. This one comes courtesy of Chuckix of Jedi Oasis.
New Reviews @ Hyperview - Brian
Hyperview has updated with a couple new level reviews: Thaku The Rodian Bounty Hunter: Prologue (4 Stars) and TR Base (1 Star).
New Review @ Tosche Station - Brian
Tosche Station posted a review of Extreme Vertigo, giving it an overall 80 out of 100.
New Review @ Wampa's Cave - Brian
The Wampa's Cave just posted a review of A Restless Town During Tourist-Season, giving it 74%. I personally would have rated this level quite a bit higher, it's one of my favorites... I also just noticed that Wampa's Cave is posting screenshots of the level opened in up in Jed... A very interesting feature, check out this level's shot.
Holiday Logo Contest - Brian
Well, I have created our Holiday Logo Contest page. It has the rules, deadline, and all submissions so far. It will be updated as we get more logos. I have also extended the deadline till Friday, so you have a week to get them in. Thanks to everyone who has submitted so far, and as you can see, I've put one into rotation already. This is by NO MEANS the winner! It was just sent to me over ICQ and I wanted to see how it looked on the page.
Sunday, December 12, 1999
New JK Multiplayer Level: Team Rocket Hideout - Kedri
File: Team Rocket Hideout
Author: PKC_Flareon
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This is a small to medium sized level and is set up in a building. It is a great sabers place because there are big areas to fight, but I did not forget to put a few guns in too.
JK Archives, Ready To Roll - Slug
Sauron sends word that the JK Archives are now running at full capacity, and accepting levels, mods, sabers, and skins.. Get your work the exposure it demands, and send it over to the archives..
New JK Multiplayer Level: Park - Kedri
File: Park
Author: Tom Bonynge
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This is my first level, a small multiplayer level set in a park sort of area. It has a few secret places and is ideal for 2-4 players. As it takes up little memory it has virtually no lag. This makes for fast and spectacular gameplay.
New JK MOD: Matt's Saber Pack - Kedri
File: Matt's Saber Pack
Author: Jeckel_J (Matt) and Mattamue (Matt)
Screenshots: No Screenshots
Description: This is a Jedi Knight Multiplayer saber pack. The best thing about it is that it don't use GOBs. Some sabers can be seen by everyone, but some sabers only people with the Saber Pack will be able to see them.
New JK MOD: Elyas's Skin Pack - Kedri
File: Elyas's Skin Pack
Author: Elyas Machera
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: No real consistent theme here... just five or six skins that I whipped up in a day.
New JK Multiplayer Level: The Battle Arena - Kedri
File: The Battle Arena
Author: jkguy_009
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This level takes place on a big catwalk, but it's actually pretty fun when sabering, and the pit makes one rail hit deadly! I have two versions: one is sabers, which just has Force stuff, while the "gun" version has guns, guns, and guns! Enjoy.
New JK Multiplayer Level: Blastpoint Ridge - Brian
File: Blastpoint Ridge
Author: Nebula
Screenshots: Screenshot 1, Screenshot 2
Description: This level is set in a canyon valley, split by a ridge across it's center, and filled with rocky crevices and caves. Players now have more powerful mines and thermal detonators, a super charged secondary fire on their concussion rifles, and insane jumping abilities that when added to mandalorian cloaking armor, and high-flying attacks from above, mix into one big fast-paced tension-filled concussion rifle blastfest.
New Level of the Week - Brian
A day late, my apologies (I thought Slug was going to do it for some reason). This time a brand-new one by Nebula, Blastpoint Ridge. Check out the screens - best of all, no falling damage!